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The advent of technology continually brings innovation to people’s lives. Stuff is getting super handy and music is no exception. It was not so long ago that when we think of speakers, what comes to our minds first are big huge boxes, but today music can be played anywhere with wireless tech, whilst delivering amazing sound quality. So here we are with our AudioFlow BigSound. Roaring to make some real sound!
It is a beautiful & robust design. It combines best in class electronics and speaker drivers to create incredibly rich and loud sound.
Skiva AudioFlow BigSound is high powerful 15W portable Bluetooth speaker designed for music lovers to enhance their music experience. Once your hear it it will blow your mind. This little guy can pump some power. BigSound delivers almost 3 times more power than other ordinary 6W speakers.
The Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable Lithium battery provides 8+ hours of playtime to listen at full volume. Much more if you listen at lower volume. Now you can listen your favorite music even at outdoor trips, home, office, gym, parties or just chilling out at the Beach without compromising quality. It provides easy pairing with Bluetooth enabled devices and also plays all audio devices through 3.5mm Aux-in cable. Hence, it makes your music world simple but more fabulous. Also it has built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calling. It is not only speaker, its a beautiful experience.
Because this small speaker can create really big sound field. You can use it outdoor even at noisy places like beaches.
BigSound is also perfect for home irrespective of how big your room is. BigSound will fill the full room with sound without taking much space. There will be no cluttered power or audio cables.
Well balanced powerful sound that will blow you away.
How loud is BigSound? Here is the comparison for you to decide with following well known speakers.
- Creative Airwave (1st from the left in below photo)
- AmazonBasics (2nd from the left)
- Jawbone Jambox BD (4th from the left)
Here is the actual test video (dB value measured at 1 feet distance from the speaker under test. Speaker set to maximum volume.):
A note about the results. For every 3 dB power of sound wave doubles. So 6 dB difference means that Skiva BigSound has almost 4 times more power than AmazonBasics.
Please note that in the video all speaker may sound of similar volume but that is because of recording camcorder's microphone adjust sensitivity based on sound. When you hear BigSound's sound in person it just blows these other speakers away big time!!
Looking back at the concept of speakers, the first thing that flashed were those audio docks and huge speakers, where devices once mounted would disable most in phone functions (Call, Change Track, Answer etc.), also we always needed cable or AC supply to play music with them, this is when we came up with BigSound which solves all these issues. Now you don't need AC supply or huge boxes to enjoy your music.
After months of testing and design work, we are pleased to say that we are able to achieve what we set sail to. Now, we have a working design ready and it works as we expected before designing it.
We have a production quality prototype ready which is being tested over past couple of months. Now we are ready to create tooling for plastic and electronics.
Below shows early version of the PCB design:
With your support and our past experience of delivering OctoFire successfully, we are confident to mass produce BigSound by November 2014. We have already confirmed with our supplier about the availability of components.
1) Frequency Response Graph
2) +/-3db Audio Frequency Range: 127 Hz - 16 KHz
3) THD at 1W: 0.5%
4) SPL Output: 90 dB (+/- 3 dB)
5) Bluetooth 4.0 IC: CSR 8640 (http://www.csr.com/products/144/csr8640 )
Mandeep Kumar: "Product Architect ", Well versed in multiple engineering areas. Mandeep is the key architect of this product's design.
Vishaldeep Garg: "Feature Master" Vishaldeep’s ability to understand people's usage requirements and communicate it to rest of the team has brought BigSound to the feature set that it currently has.
Gagan Deep: "PCB Designer" Gagan is an expert electronics engineer who worked on PCB design of this product.
Suraj S: "Form Factor Designer" Suraj's artistic work has created this amazingly easy and refreshing form factor design of BigSound.
Soumya Pratim: "Vendor Specialist" Soumya helped us find the right set of vendors to make this product highly competitive.
We would like to thank you for visiting our project page. We would also like to thank all our OctoFire & SmartQuad Backers for motivating us and keeping the same faith by backing BigSound. We promise you to keep working hard towards making innovative and smarter products. Please help us in spreading the word by sharing it on Facebook and Twitter:
Risks and challenges
The learning from an array of situations from our previous Kickstarter programs has made it easier for us to focus on needs of the end user. Most certainly not all the projects are without their own set of risks and challenges so we try to do our absolute best to cut back on every possible risk and get the better of the challenges we face from production to shipping.
We have been working on the prototype of BigSound for the past 6 months and all the designs are ready. We are in constant contact with our component vendor looking after each crucial phase, as of now we have a international partnership with a reputed Vendor, so the element of risk is reduced to logistics and any other issue on the production line which may cause delay in delivery, however we are confident that we will deliver on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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